Siqi ChenCEO of Runway

Siqi Chen

Siqi Chen

CEO of Runway

Siqi is the founder and CEO of Runway, an a16z funded startup enabling operators to understand their business withoutĀ needingĀ aĀ degreeĀ inĀ finance.

As an operator and founder: Siqi was CEO of Sandbox VR (a16z), VP of Product and Growth at Postmates (acquired by Uber), CEO of Hey, Inc (Google-funded, acquired by Postmates), Head of Product at Zynga (IPO 2011), CEO of Serious Business (funded by Lightspeed, acquired by Zynga)

SiqiĀ isĀ anĀ investorĀ inĀ nearlyĀ aĀ hundredĀ companiesĀ likeĀ Clubhouse,Ā Amplitude, Pipe,Ā andĀ Italic.

Previously, Siqi worked at NASA JPL, where he was the only person to ever receive a Congressional Space Act award while in school, for his contributions to machine vision technology on the Mars Exploration Rovers.

Favourite Quote: ā€œWhen you have able managers of a high character running businesses about which they are passionate, you can have a dozen or more reporting to you and still have time for an afternoon nap. Conversely, if you have even one person reporting to you who is deceitful, inept or uninterested, you will find yourself with more than you can handle.” – Warren Buffett